The first table below looks at the demand for STL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 341 278 317
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +39
Contract jobs citing STL 70 141 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.58% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 1.86% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 115 73
Average daily rate
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£600 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £500 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £675 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7263 7580 7539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.76% 31.27% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5169 5471 5259
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 80 82
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
STL
England

STL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STL across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

STL Jobs Demand Trend in London

STL
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STL across the London region.

STL Daily Rate Trend in London

STL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL across the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

STL Daily Rate Histogram in London

STL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STL across the London region.

STL Hourly Rate Trend in London

STL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 15 £575 - 12
Canary Wharf - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
STL
England

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL.

1 134 (100.00%) C++
2 82 (61.19%) SQL
3 80 (59.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 69 (51.49%) Oracle
5 66 (49.25%) UNIX
6 65 (48.51%) Linux
7 46 (34.33%) Multithreading
8 39 (29.10%) Python
8 39 (29.10%) Perl
9 38 (28.36%) Finance
10 37 (27.61%) Derivative
11 33 (24.63%) Fixed Income
12 32 (23.88%) Windows
13 30 (22.39%) OO
14 29 (21.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 26 (19.40%) Banking
16 25 (18.66%) Front Office
16 25 (18.66%) Shell Script
17 24 (17.91%) Credit Risk
18 23 (17.16%) Degree
18 23 (17.16%) C#
19 22 (16.42%) Relational Database
20 21 (15.67%) Investment Banking
21 18 (13.43%) Software Engineering
21 18 (13.43%) Unit Testing
22 16 (11.94%) OOD
22 16 (11.94%) Regression Testing
23 15 (11.19%) Sybase
24 14 (10.45%) RDBMS
24 14 (10.45%) Oracle Database

STL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (8.21%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.73%) Multicast
2 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.42%) Relational Database
2 14 (10.45%) Oracle Database
2 14 (10.45%) RDBMS
3 11 (8.21%) ObjectStore
3 11 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (7.46%) OLTP
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.49%) Big Data
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.75%) KDB
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Subversion
2 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.49%) Hudson
4 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.75%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.75%) Build Forge
General
1 38 (28.36%) Finance
2 26 (19.40%) Banking
3 25 (18.66%) Front Office
4 21 (15.67%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 126 (94.03%) Developer
2 116 (86.57%) C++ Developer
3 20 (14.93%) Python Developer
4 14 (10.45%) UNIX Developer
5 12 (8.96%) Senior Developer
5 12 (8.96%) Quantitative Developer
5 12 (8.96%) Senior C++ Developer
6 10 (7.46%) C++/C# Developer
7 9 (6.72%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 8 (5.97%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) C++ Software Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) SQL Developer
12 2 (1.49%) Team Leader
12 2 (1.49%) C++ Team Leader
12 2 (1.49%) Software Developer
13 1 (0.75%) Junior
13 1 (0.75%) Front Office Developer
13 1 (0.75%) Senior Software Engineer
13 1 (0.75%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (59.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 13 (9.70%) XML
3 11 (8.21%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (8.21%) Twisted
3 11 (8.21%) Django
3 11 (8.21%) ZeroMQ
4 5 (3.73%) FpML
5 4 (2.99%) XSLT
5 4 (2.99%) CSS
5 4 (2.99%) HTML
5 4 (2.99%) .NET
6 3 (2.24%) Middleware
7 2 (1.49%) WPF
7 2 (1.49%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.49%) MFC
8 1 (0.75%) ATL
8 1 (0.75%) COM
8 1 (0.75%) Web Services
8 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 37 (27.61%) Derivative
2 33 (24.63%) Fixed Income
3 29 (21.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (17.91%) Credit Risk
5 12 (8.96%) Credit Derivative
6 6 (4.48%) Grid Computing
7 4 (2.99%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 4 (2.99%) Open Source
7 4 (2.99%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.24%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.24%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.24%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.75%) Equities
9 1 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.75%) Statistics
9 1 (0.75%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 66 (49.25%) UNIX
2 65 (48.51%) Linux
3 32 (23.88%) Windows
4 6 (4.48%) Solaris
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (34.33%) Multithreading
2 30 (22.39%) OO
3 18 (13.43%) Software Engineering
3 18 (13.43%) Unit Testing
4 16 (11.94%) OOD
4 16 (11.94%) Regression Testing
5 13 (9.70%) Low Latency
6 11 (8.21%) Analytics
7 10 (7.46%) Database Tuning
8 6 (4.48%) Monte Carlo Method
9 4 (2.99%) Software Architecture
10 3 (2.24%) E-Commerce
11 2 (1.49%) Risk Management
11 2 (1.49%) Workflow
11 2 (1.49%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (1.49%) TDD
11 2 (1.49%) Algorithmic Trading
11 2 (1.49%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (0.75%) Time Management
12 1 (0.75%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 134 (100.00%) C++
2 82 (61.19%) SQL
3 39 (29.10%) Perl
3 39 (29.10%) Python
4 25 (18.66%) Shell Script
5 23 (17.16%) C#
6 9 (6.72%) Java
7 5 (3.73%) C
7 5 (3.73%) VC++
8 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.99%) VBA
9 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (17.16%) Degree
2 9 (6.72%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 69 (51.49%) Oracle
2 15 (11.19%) Sybase
3 3 (2.24%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.75%) Perforce
5 1 (0.75%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.75%) 29West
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